You probably believe that Martin Bryant, acting alone, carried out the
Port Arthur massacre on Sunday 28th April 1996. If so, can you reconcile
the following facts with the official story?
1. On the Sunday morning, two hours before the murders, ten of the senior
managers of Port Arthur were taken to safety many miles away up the east
coast,for a two day seminar with a vague agenda and no visiting speakers.
Was the timing of this trip a mere coincidence?
2. Also just before the shootings the only two policemen in the region
were called away on a wild goose chase. They were sent to the Coal Mine at
Salt Water River, to investigate a heroin drug stash which turned out to
be soap powder. This was too far for them to get to the Broad Arrow Cafe
in time to be of any use. Had a policeman remained at Dunalley he would
have closed the swing bridge to prevent the killer(s) from escaping from
the peninsula. Did Bryant, IQ 66, organise this decoy?
3. Big Mortuary Truck. Before the massacre, a specially-built 22 person
capacity mortuary truck was built. It attracted some derision at the time,
but its effective use at Port Arthur was unquestioned. After the massacre
it was advertised, unsuccessfully, for sale via the internet, then
converted for another purpose. Without the foresight of Port Arthur, why
build it? When it had proven its worth, why get rid of it? Another
4. Martin Bryant has never been properly identified as the gunman. A young woman who ate her lunch near the gunman just before 1.30 said he had
a freckled face. Graham Collyer, the wounded ex-soldier, who had the best
opportunity to observe the killer, said he had a pock-marked or acned
face. Neither description fits Bryant who has a beautifully smooth
complexion. Graham Collyer says that it was not Bryant who shot him in the
5. Illegal Photo. On 30th April the Hobart Mercury printed an old photo
of Martin Bryant on the front page. This was illegal because at that stage
some of the witnesses had not yet been asked to identify the killer, and
the photo would have become fixed in the minds of the witnesses. When one
witness was asked to describe the clothing worn by the gunman, she
described the clothing on the old photo instead of what the gunman had
worn. The Mercury newspaper was not prosecuted for breaking the law.
6. Mrs Wendy Scurr, nurse, tour guide and Ambulance Officer, rang the police at 1.32 pm to report the shooting. She and other medics then cared
for the injured and the dead without any police protection for six and a
half hours. Who ordered the armed police to stop at Tarana, where they had
a barbecue? The police who arrived by boats were a stone's throw away from
the main crime scene, the cafe, and they too failed to come in to see what
was going on. Was this meant to increase the trauma of the survivors?
7. Three more shots were fired at Port Arthur at 6.30pm while Bryant was
at Seascape. Who fired those shots?
8. Same Question - Different Answer. At a recent Forensics Seminar in
Queensland where the Tasmanian Police forensic gun inspector, Gerard
Dutton, gave a lecture, the first question came from Mr Ian McNiven. He
asked if there was any empirical evidence to link Martin Bryant to the
Broad Arrow Cafe. Sargent Dutton immediately closed the 15 minute question
time and would not reply. When McNiven managed to say "I have here Graham
Collyer's police statement...", Sgt Dutton threatened him with arrest and
called for security agents to escort McNiven out of the building.
Dutton was asked the same question in America by a Doctor at a seminar, he
replied truthfully - "There is no empirical evidence to link Bryant to the
9. Yet a police video tape exists which proves that the police had an
excellent opportunity to get DNA samples and finger prints of the gunman.
The video briefly shows the blue sports bag on a cafe table. The gunman
had carried his 3 rifles in this bag and left it right next to his
drinking glass, his Solo soft drink can, knife, fork, plate, video cameras,
etc. Why did the police fail to take DNA samples and finger prints?
10. According to the official story, Bryant first killed David and Sally
Martin at Seascape Cottage in the morning, then went on to Port Arthur.
Yet two policemen have reported seeing a naked woman with black hair,
screaming and running from one building to another at Seascape well into
the afternoon. If Sally Martin was dead, who was this woman?
11. Proof of other gunmen in Seascape Cottage. While Bryant was calmly
talking to police by telephone in the cottage during the 'siege' and the
conversation was recorded, someone else fired an SKK rifle 20 times. In
the transcript the gunfire is recorded as 'coughs' but an electronic
analysis of one of the 'coughs' shows that it was an SKK shot.
12. Two More Very Handy Seminars. On the Sunday morning, some 25
specialist doctors (Royal Australian College of Surgeons) from all over
Australia had attended a training course in Hobart, and their last lecture
was on Terrorist Attack and Gunshot Wounds. They stayed on to take care of
the wounded victims.
13. Also, more than 700 reporters from 17 nations came to a seminar in
Hobart. They were asked to arrive during the week-end as the seminar was
due to begin early on Monday morning. How handy to have 700 scribblers
churning out their anti-gun and disarmament propaganda to the whole world!
14. "There will never be uniform Gun Laws in Australia until we see a
massacre somewhere in Tasmania" said Barry Unsworth, NSW Premier,
December, 1987 at a conference in Hobart. Prophecy or Planning?
15. "If we don't get it right this time (gun laws) next time there is a
massacre, and there will be, then they'll take all our guns off us", said
the deputy prime minister, Tim Fischer in May 1996. Who is the "THEY" who
would order the removal of our guns? Did Fischer let slip that gun
confiscation has been ordered by someone other than our own leaders?
16. No Respect for the Law. Our laws demand that a Coronial Inquiry must
take place (a) when foreign nationals are killed (b) when anyone dies in
a fire. Prime Minister John Howard acted illegally when he ordered the Coronial Inquiry to